EDIT: Found a similar link, still digesting whether it’s the same use case: https://premium.wpmudev.org/forums/topic/i-am-a-new-wpmu-subscriber-and-i-have-a-question-about-multi-site-networks
I have a content management itch that I believe wpmuDEV can scratch. Please correct the path that I am taking!
I have a non-profit (redApple.org) that in turn supports a non-profit incubator (greenHen.org).
The greenHen.org folks have several organizations/projects that would each benefit from an online community to call their own (blogs, buddypress,galleries, fundraising, event registration, class subscriptions, store etc).
So, it appears to me that redApple.org is a network of networks, is that correct? greenHen.org will have a network of child-sites to service the fundraising/reporting needs of its various niche projects.
I expect that I will be able to manifest this structure using the Multidomain and Domain Mapping plugins, correct? I am on shared hosting with the nice folks at PSEK, but it looks like I would need to upgrade to a plan with a dedicated IP to do this, correct? I do currently have access via cPanel to the advanced DNS config tool and can edit CNAME entries (do I need the sys admins to do anything under the sheet with wildcard entries for redApple.org?).
Ideally, new greenHen.org projects would be able to signup for a site using their own credit cards -which sounds like a job for the ProSites plugin. I guess that by using the ProSites plugin I would be able to setup membership subscriptions to child sites with free access to the the parent site, yes?
Using the example network structure, is it possible to quarantine the greenHen.org child sites? I don’t want their users leaking into unicornTears.net and spreading their Vegan Triforce Defense League propaganda. I wouldn’t want the shopping cart to recommend delicious unicorn spam jelly to the Triforce Defenders. Happiness is a choice people, go thick. Is it possible to keep the shopping carts for the child sites isolated from each other? Is it possible to permit cart sharing amongst specific sites (psst, unicorn spam jelly frequent purchaser, badDog.com have a special promotion on glitter etc)?
I’m going to stop the spiral for now.
Thank you for your direction.